Arts Teaching Innovation (ATI) was established in 2018 to support excellence and innovation in teaching and learning across the Faculty of Arts.
The ATI team is committed to supporting academic career development, enabling high student engagement, ensuring our curriculum reflects current research and embedding best teaching practice.
We work one-on-one with teaching staff in the Faculty of Arts to help our academic staff build skills, identify ways to improve their students’ learning experience, or to implement change at a subject or whole-of-program level.
Where possible, ATI also supports academic staff and teaching associates who wish to undertake research in areas of humanities, social sciences, and languages teaching.
Our projects and collaborations
National Students as Partners Roundtable 2023
This event will provide a space for students and academic/professional staff coming from universities across Australia to discuss and share their Co-creation and Students as Partners (SaP) experiences.
Looking deeply: what we gain from taking a moment to observe
Object-based Learning is an embedded part of learning for those studying anything within the Bachelor of Arts. We caught up with Dr Olivia Meehan, the Faculty’s Object-based Learning Coordinator, to find out about some of her work.
UniMelb Global Leaders
Through this program international students are paired with peers travelling to international destinations as part of their study to develop linguistic, cultural and contextual skills. The program has proven to be a valuable co-curricular activity to allow international students to share their expertise and support their peers who are then more prepared for their overseas activities.
Life in Oz podcast
Presents stories told by University of Melbourne students across all cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and thought provoking discussion on topics they care about.
This Teaching Life Podcast
A podcast where colleagues gather to chat about teaching experiences, discuss innovations, and exchange tips and ideas in their practice.
Field notes: Meditations on Observing Nature Through Art
A series of short meditations on nature in art offering the opportunity to practice contemplation and observance.
A series of tips and advice on how to maintain a sense of well-being while working from home as well as some practical advice for teaching online.
Teaching with respect for gender and sexuality
This padlet is a project of Queering the Curriculum Working Group of the Faculty's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Underlining the positive impacts diversity, inclusion and respect have on the health and wellbeing of students and staff, it offers useful and inclusive pedagogical strategies for learning and teaching with respect for sex, gender and sexuality. The padlet was launched in 2019, revised in May 2021 and is periodically updated to include new resources and developments in knowledge and best practice.
The ATI team is actively engaged in scholarship and evaluation in the fields of Arts curriculum and pedagogy.